Monday, September 10, 2012
Amethyst : V4W Block 2
Block two from Barbara Brackman's Grandmother's Choice - Votes for Women Block of the Week was a tad frustrating and the seam ripper was my friend.
First up I had to print the template about 15 times to get the % I needed to get the block the dimension I wanted. (For my printer, this was 125%.) Fabric choice (Moda Vintage Modern) was easy - I thought the center fabric would resemble what you would see looking through a kaleidoscope.
Y seams and the template almost did me in. Things were looking good at this point....
But my first attempt ended up with a block that did not lie flat. I carefully removed most of the seams, googgled instructions on Y seams and took a second try. This second attempt is much better. The block essentially lies flat - however is it not square. I will square it and then put sashing of some sort around it to get it to the right size.
I also got some blocks done for my AYOS Speck project.